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  • Penn State filed a trademark suit against companies that rent housing to people attending football games. This requires premium access, but my guess is that the housing companies used Nittany Lions logos and stuff without paying a licensing fee.  Go Lions! [Legal Intelligencer]
  • If you’re looking to prosecute that case — which is probably a slam dunk, unlike certain other legal issues faced by the university — send your resume to Happy Valley.  Penn State’s general counsel Cynthia Baldwin is stepping down.  [Legal Intelligencer]
  • Speaking of Cynthia Baldwin, she and the PSU board knew about the Sandusky allegations back in May.  [Post-Gazette]
  • The U.S. Supreme Court denied cert on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld a Pennsylvania’s student’s right to post accusations that her school’s principal hit on students in his office.  Analysts say this means that school officials may not discipline students for expression that happens outside of school — on MySpace, in this case.  [Post-Gazette]
  • The DOJ and BNY Mellon reached a partial settlement in the currency exchange lawsuit.  Does this mean the end of entertaining leaked documents from Pittsburgh’s own whistleblower? [Post-Gazette]
  • Speaking of BNY Mellon, Occupy Pittsburgh posted the transcript of the hearing on BNY Mellon’s complaint for an injunction evicting the occupiers from its lawn.  [Occupy Pittsburgh]